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Erica Wiegel

Erica Wiegel is President of ARO Metal Stamping, Inc. in Roselle, IL, a turn-key source for metal stampings and assemblies, from prototype through production. She acquired ARO on July 1, 2015, after more than 13 years at Wiegel Tool Works Inc. in Wood Dale, IL. In partnership with her two brothers, Erica grew the business […]

Patrick Hatton

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel is proud to appoint Patrick Hatton as General Manager. Hatton will oversee the pre-opening period and be responsible for day-to-day operations once the 241-room luxury lifestyle hotel opens its doors to guests. Hatton’s management expertise and commitment to delivering high-level guest experiences will quickly position the hotel as a top […]

Sara Fitzgerald

Sara has over 9 years of management and technology consulting experience, with a substantial emphasis on the Financial Services and Insurance industries. She has expertise in program management, strategic planning and roadmap development, plus business architecture and process design. Sara has led diverse teams through large-scale business transformations and has a variety of project experience […]

James Geier

Looking around Chicago, it’s easy to spot James Geier’s handiwork. The president and founder of 555 International has orchestrated design and fabrication of custom interiors for celebrated hospitality and retail destinations.  Geier is nationally and internationally recognized for his work with the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Loews Hotels , Armani Exchange, Hard Rock Hotels […]

Justin Duff

Fuse Digital Marketing officially launched in 2013 but was evolved from 30 years of advertising and marketing expertise. We are a national company that delivers digital marketing plans and strategies to businesses of all kinds. Our teams of professional digital marketing experts are passionate about what we do. We love seeing the real world results […]

Jim Emme

Jim has been a member of the NOW management team since early in 1995. His unique combination of a Food Science education combined with decades of experience in the design and management of food manufacturing and distribution operations are uncommon in our industry. He grew up on a farm in Indiana, and knows the importance […]

Michael LaVitola

Foxtrot is a first-of-its-kind retailer blending on-demand mobile delivery with purposefully designed brick-and-mortar stores to deliver a curated shopping experience of craft beer, wine, spirits, eats, gifts and every day essentials. Foxtrot grew out of the University of Chicago‘s Booth School of Business when LaVitola worked toward his MBA there. He later added co-founder Taylor […]

Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is the CEO and co-founder of Scout Alarm.  Scout is a self-installed, wireless home security system.  Dan lives at the intersection of design and business. He leads the design team on all things Scout, but spends an equal amount of time working with the sales and marketing teams. Previously, Dan was a Founder-in-Residence […]


Good news for businesses – the commercial real estate market is on an upswing. According to Enrique Suarez, Managing Principal of Harley Ellis Devereaux’s Chicago office, we’re experiencing pent-up demand in commercial real estate, in particular by corporations and the retail sector. While growth is slow, demand will continue to increase in the future. After […]